Category - torture

  • June 29, 2017

    A senior government minister in the House of Lords has refused to condemn President Trump for his views on torture. The comments directly contradict a statement by a Foreign Office minister that the UK opposes torture in all forms.

  • June 26, 2017

    China should immediately release five North Korean refugees held in Chinese detention and agree not to return them to North Korea, where they would face grave danger, says Human Rights Watch.

  • May 29, 2017

    Saudi Arabia has upheld a protest-related death sentence for a protester who was tortured so badly that he was rendered completely deaf in one ear. The judgment marks the first such move for several months, and comes days after President Trump visited the Kingdom.

  • February 7, 2017

    A new Amnesty International report published today has exposed the "cold-blooded killing of thousands of defenceless prisoners" in a Syrian government jail where an estimated 13,000 people have been hanged in the past five years, and where mass hangings of up to 50 people at a time occur every week, sometimes twice a week.

  • February 6, 2017

    UK authorities trained Bahrain’s police how to gather intelligence on protestors, and then tried to cover up the scheme, the international human rights group Reprieve has found. The project took place after protestors in the Gulf kingdom were rounded up and sentenced to death.

  • January 26, 2017

    The Prime Minister must ensure the UK plays no role in a revived US torture programme, human rights organisation Reprieve has warned today, after President Trump said that he believes ‘torture works.’

  • January 19, 2017

    A Yemeni man was among ten prisoners released on 16 January 2016 from Guantánamo Bay to Oman, the US Department of Defense has confirmed.

  • December 1, 2016

    The director of the CIA, John Brennan, has warned President-elect Donald Trump against resuming the use of torture.

  • November 3, 2016

    Police in Italy have subjected refugees and migrants to serious ill-treatment, including  beatings, electric shocks – and have even used pliers on one man's testicles – to force them to be fingerprinted under an EU-sponsored scheme to process refugees and migrants in the country. In some cases, this treatment may amount to torture.

  • October 15, 2016

    Britain’s secretive work at a death-row jail in Bahrain is being challenged by the international human rights group Reprieve.